One Claw Rye Pale Ale - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Mongrel:
4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice hazy gold with plenty of white head and clingy lace.
Smells fruity like watermelon and berries, with some cool lemongrass too.
First sip is reminiscent of a summer watermelon salad with mint. Nice peppery rye back end. Wheaty center that's pretty dry - not much sweetness. The little kiss of sweetness that is there takes the form of nectarine and honey. Hops wrap a cool veneer of pine and lemongrass around everything. Pretty delicious and understated.
I don't know what it is about rye pale ales, but to my palate they tend to be supremely, deliciously fruit-juicy, with melon and pinkberry dominating. One Claw is no exception. Peach and citrus are beginning to unfurl out of this one too. A sophisticated spice presence really elevates this brew.
Well done, Westbrook. One Claw is well structured and restrained, but still exhibits those irresistible fruity/spicy traits that characterize a good rye pale ale.
Serving type: can
04-22-2014 00:42:49 | More by Mongrel
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can dated 6/23/2014, poured into an unlabeled snifter 7/19/2014.
A- Hazy darker yellow body. Very hazy indeed. Comes with a one finger white head, relatively average retention for the style with a fair bit of lacing. Again, this is a very hazy yellow brew, almost opaque but isn't.
S- Juicy grapefruits mixed in with a distinct rye scent, some crackers and bread. Its not complex but quite citrusy, I'm grinning as I'm smelling this beer. Some caramel from the pale malt, but make no mistake, this is quite citrusy and I did not expect this to smell this good.
F- Citrusy grapefruits up front, rye bread in the middle, with a slightly dank resinous hop flavour on the backend that is not particularly bitter. This is quite nice- not complex but somehow well-executed and delivers a nice mix of citrus hoppiness with the rye and pale malts beneath.
M- Medium body, not lacking in body but could use a little more carbonation. Has a dank finish that isn't sticky or resinous or dry, I'm not sure how I'd describe it- it's somewhere in the middle if that makes sense. Not particularly clean/dry, but not particularly sticky/resinous.
O- Westbrook definitely does a great job with the execution of their beers. Just another well-executed brew in their regular lineup. I continue to be impressed by Westbrook's offerings.
Serving type: can
07-19-2014 20:50:30 | More by Stevedore
4.21/5 rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hazy golden orange topped with a nice, creamy head, Juicy, zesty citrus and floral aromas turn spicy and meet an oily/dank/funk/berry-like smell that I associate with Nelson Sauvin. Hoppy, resinous flavors upfront: lemon, apricot, mango, and a bit of pine...all spicy and oily. There's an interesting fresh, almost minty quality that leads to a crisp finish. Just a little cracker malts underneath, but the overall focus is on the zesty-spicy-fresh combo of hops and rye. Medium-light and snappy...super easy to drink. Such a shame Westbrook doesn't supply NC with their delicious beverages (yet). This could be a staple in my fridge.
Serving type: can
07-18-2014 23:58:15 | More by wedge
One Claw Rye Pale Ale from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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